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Understanding visitor use

Published on: 04/18/2024
Research Area(s): Social Media

Collage of 3 photos: two people installing a wooden pole; 4 people smiling at the camera; two people installing a wooden pole.Understanding who visits coastal and marine areas and why is crucial for natural resource managers. NCCOS social scientists are using human mobility data to assess recreational use of public outdoor spaces. The team recently worked with local partners to install pedestrian and vehicle counters at parks in Virginia and Mississippi. 


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